The Warriors is a 3D Brawler from Rockstar Games released in late 2005 for the PS2 and XBox systems. It's the 3D transition of the side-scrolling beat 'em up that Final Fight: Streetwise really should have been.
The Warriors is based on a movie from 1979, which is in turn based on a book from 1965. The Warriors are a street gang based out of Coney Island, and the events of the game/movie cover their interactions with the other gangs of New York. The game is a tie-in to the movie, explaining the backstory of the Warriors leading up to and concluding alongside the events of the movie.
This is a good game, and not just "for a movie game". The combat system is simple, effective, and wading into large groups and kicking ass is a very rewarding experience. Toss in some non-intrusive and simple minigames (except lockpicking, fuck lockpicking), casual drug use that makes petty theft and violence fun for the whole family, and enough bonus objectives to keep you searching around the large levels; you've got a molotov cocktail of love from Rockstar Games.
So show your colors, stay loose, and get ready to wreck some toys, boppers.
Original Archived Let's Play available at the Let's Play Archive